Home to more than 1.3 million, Prague is the largest city and the capital of the Czech Republic. The city receives approximately 4 million visitors each year and its city centre is one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.
Many of the 4 million visitors fly into Prague Ruzyně Airport (airport code PRG) on a CSA Czech Airlines, Smart Wings, or Lufthansa flight. In total, Prague Ruzyně accommodates nearly 12 million passengers each year.
Prague is fairly easy to get around. More than 350 million trips were taken using the tram system which spans nearly 150 kilometres in length.
One of the top destinations is Prague Castle, which according to the Guinness Book of World Records is the world's largest ancient castle. Over the years the castle has held the offices of Kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperors and presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic and is the holding place of the Bohemian Crown Jewels.
Many visit the Jewish Quarter of the city which is located between the Old Town Square and the Vltava River. The quarter has a number of historical sites dating back to the thirteenth century.
Given that Czechs drink more beer per capita than any other country in the world, while visiting Prague it is essential that one tries out the locally brewed Pilsner (a pale lager) at any one of a number of bars. A local and international favourite is the Chapeau Rouge Bar & Club which has music playing all day and a wide selection of reasonably priced beers and a Chapeau favourite Absinthe and Red Bull.
While in Prague, sample the local food which includes Goulash (a type of beef stew) and bread dumplings which are often served in gravy.
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Andrew F, Prague
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